Donations of food will be accepted for the North Helpline Food Bank. Come and enjoy this musical offering!
Dear Community Friends,
As you may know the 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime is taking place on TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2014. Registration for the event is still available via the following link: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/default.htm
National Night Out is a great opportunity for neighbors to reconnect and additionally meet any new neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors is one of the most effective tools in preventing crime.
On the National Night Out registration form, you are given the opportunity to close down the street. Please remember, in order to legally close the street you must be registered. Remember to never block the intersection! Please do not use a vehicle as a barricade to close your street. Your neighbors arriving home and emergency vehicles may need to transit your block.
We look forward to seeing you at Night Out, 2014.
Crime Prevention Coordinator
Friday, March 14, in Knatvold Room, at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, Wedgwood Meaningful Movies will show HEIST–Who Stole the American Dream? (76 min, Frances Causey & Donald Goldmacher, 2012) Continue reading
2013 Lake City Pioneer Days
A Summer Festival of Fun
August 2-3, 2013
Salmon Bake at Lake City Community Center
August 2-3, 2013 12PM-6PM
We’ve freshened up the menu and added International Dancing to this essential part of the Pioneer Days tradition! Eat inside and have a dance or take your meal out to seating in the park.
August 3 10AM-6PM
The new footprint for our 2013 Street Festival stretches four blocks on NE 125th and wraps the fun around Albert Davis Park. On 28th Ave NE is the Food Fare. Veer right for the pony rides. Seattle Gymnastics is bringing back the mats for tumbling fun.
Follow the music into the park for family seating, the Beer Garden (opens at noon!) and live entertainment (with more seating) on the grass.
This will be a Festival like never seen before!
Vintage Car Show at Lake City Professional Center
Always a favorite at the festival, show cars start arriving at 8:30 AM to register and find their perch for the day on NE 125th and in the lot behind Lake City Professional Center. Be sure to swing by, take a look, have a chat, and for those of a certain age, reminisce among these beauties. Awards are presented at 4PM.
Rotary Kid’s Parade
Generations of kids have strutted down Lake City Way in the Kid’s Parade. Bring yours to Wells Fargo at 135th & Lake City Way at 5PM. Check back here soon for the costume categories this year!
Grand Performance Parade
Bring the family, bring dinner and sit back to enjoy the parade! Clowns and Cowboys (our own Lake City Vigilantes), Pirates, Drums and Drill Teams. It’s the final parade of the year for Seafair and we do it up right! Settle in along the route, (Lake City Way from 130th to 123rd) and enjoy.
Get involved with the Festival this year!!
From your Meadowbrook Community Council
My favorite holiday is The Fourth of July. It’s certainly the least complicated – nothing to do but enjoy the sights and sounds of friends and family while relaxing in the comfort that comes from being of like-kind: we are all friends, we are all family and we are all Americans.
Try as we might (and we’ve tried mightily over the years) to destroy the dream that is the United States of America, the dream continues because America, with all it’s faults, rests upon a bedrock of beliefs that simply cannot and will never be undone. Those ideas are wonderfully articulated within the Declaration of Independence. Ideas are strong things.
People laugh at me when I mention that on The Fourth of July, I wake up, grab my morning coffee, retire to the backyard and read the Declaration of Independence. But I do. And each year I’m newly amazed at it’s simple elegance.
John Adams, not known for being “the life of the party”, declared his vision for all 4th of July’s to come.
The Second Day of July 1776 [the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 2 – however, it was not printed until July 4, hence our day of celebration], will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.
(The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784, Harvard University Press, 1975, 142).
So go, let’s have some fun this 4th of July!
I’ve included a link to a web site about the Declaration of Independence here.Declaration of Independence For some of you, perusing a US History website is not how you prefer to spend your time and I get that. But I prefer that you not go away empty-handed so I’ve cut and pasted my favorite part of the document below. One sentence. 55 words. Enjoy!
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Author: Roland A. Vierra
Reprinted with permission
Join us for the 8th annual Wedgwood Art Festival taking place on July 13th and 14th in the NE Seattle neighborhood of Wedgwood.
This fun filled event features a juried art festival, kid’s activities, community information, and more musical acts and food vendors than ever before. The festival is located at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm.
The juried art festival includes many returning favorites and many new artists primarily from NE Seattle. With a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. Choose a new painting, print or photograph for that bare space on your wall. Pick out some jewelry for an evening out, or a new ceramic mug for your morning coffee. Add some whimsy to your garden with a new outdoor sculpture. Choose from beautiful glass, mosaics, sculpture, fiber arts and more to add to your collection.
Always memorable, the musical lineup showcases a diverse variety of local talent. With the festival since the beginning, Dukes and Diva are back with an eclectic mix of a cappella music styles, including jazz, pop, doo-wop, and gospel, featuring popular songs from the 1950’s – 1980’s. Acoustic duo Everyday Jones’ diverse blend of soul, folk & pop with plenty of humor, harmony & talent give a show not to be missed. The Sam Marshall Trio headline Saturday afternoon with the blues. Other returning favorites include Latin influenced CocoLoco and Yaamba, an African marimba band. Some new sounds include the Centerpiece Jazz Band comprised of professional musicians, teachers and students from the non-profit Music Center of the Northwest. Accoustic string band The Wiretappers, and blues influenced vocal jazz group Cherie Blue round out the musical lineup.
The fun continues for kids visiting the festival. On Saturday morning, don’t miss the annual visit from the Seattle Fire Department’s Engine 40 while the first 100 kids will get a fire hat and picture with visiting Seattle firefighters. Thistle Theater returns with two puppet shows at noon on each day at the back stage. Saturday’s feature is “Yo! Ho! Ho! The Pirate Show!” and on Sunday come visit with “Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum.” The puppet shows are interactive, and kids can also participate in creating art at the children’s area, sponsored by Flowers for Lesotho and Roaring Mouse Studios. While you are at the festival, get some art on your face with Wild Smiles Face painting on both days.
Enjoy a meal or a snack while at the festival with the expanded food section. Among the newcomers is Braizen Sandwich Co., a new endeavor by Jake Braizen who was raised in Wedgwood. Jake has worked in restaurants in Washington, Alaska, and Louisiana, including the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge. He has also held the post of executive chef at Ponti Seafood Grill in Fremont. Among the other food offering are Athena’s featuring Greek specialties, Wedgwood and Maple Leaf favorite Café Javasti with pastries and coffee, Half Pint Ice cream, farm fresh food with Patty Pan Grill, and refreshing Lisa’s Hawaiian shave ice.
A big thank you goes out to our presenting sponsors: HomeStreet Bank, QFC, and Hunter Tree Farms. Thank you also to our official sponsors: Johnson’s Auto Repair, Safeway, US Bank, and Incentive Solutions. A full list of the 25+ Wedgwood businesses demonstrating support for the event can be found on the festival website.
More information including a list of participating artists and full entertainment schedule can be found on Facebook at Wedgwood Festival and at wedgwoodfestival.com